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>>RACHEL: Hi folks! It's time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show!
Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and brush the inside, outside, and chewing side of each tooth.
>>KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!
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>>RACHEL: It’s Teeth Week, and tonight we’ve got more true or false for you. I'll say something, and you give us a thumbs up if it’s true…
>>RACHEL: or thumbs down if it’s false.
>>RACHEL: Here’s your first one:
Giraffes only have bottom teeth.
So is that true, or false? Do giraffes only have bottom teeth?
>>RACHEL: Find out after you switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, and brush the molars in the back, too.
The answer is… FALSE.
>>RACHEL: You MAY have heard that giraffes have only bottom teeth and NO upper teeth. That’s not true!
>>RACHEL: They do have some upper teeth, but they are hidden in the wayyyyy baaack of their mouth. So we can’t see them!
So it is true that they don’t have upper teeth in the front. Instead they have a kind of extra strong part of their gums.
>>RACHEL: Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth…
>>RACHEL: and don’t brush too hard.
Here’s your next true or false.
The outside layer of our teeth - called ENAMEL - is the strongest part of the human body.
So is that true or false? Is enamel the strongest part of the human body?
>>RACHEL: The answer is…True!
>>RACHEL: Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…
>>RACHEL: and brush your front teeth, too.
The outside layer of our teeth - or enamel - IS the strongest part of the human body. And that’s good because the role of the enamel is to protect your teeth from things like plaque, acidic chemicals, or even food that is too hard…
>>RACHEL: too hot…
>>RACHEL: or too cold.
>>RACHEL: When you brush your teeth, you help your enamel stay strong and ready to fight.
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>>RACHEL: That's it for Chompers today, but come back tomorrow for more clean teeth. Until then…
>>KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!